January 14, 2022

USA: Illinois District Defends Offering ‘After School Satan Club’ At Elementary school. They Say That Satan Is More Of A Symbol And Not An Actual Deity They Worship. Only Lucifer, Baphomet, Moloch.

NY Post
written Patrick Reilly
Friday January 14, 2022

An Illinois school district is defending an elementary school offering “After School Satan Club,” an extracurricular educational program sponsored by the Satanic Temple of the United States.

The program, for children in grades first through fifth, will be taught by volunteers at The Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline, and will meet five times this year beginning Thursday, flyers circulating on social media claim.

According to the flyer, the club will consist of science projects, puzzles, games, arts and crafts and outdoor nature activities. The club says it will help children learn benevolence and empathy, critical thinking, problem solving, creative expression and personal sovereignty.

The Satanic Temple – essentially an activist group and think tank more than a religious institution – said the program is available at select public schools where Good News programs exist, and is meant to be educationally enriching. Members have no intention of converting children to Satanism.

“Proselytization is not our goal, and we’re not interested in converting children to Satanism,” the temple says about the program on its website. “After School Satan Clubs will focus on free inquiry and rationalism, the scientific basis for which we know what we know about the world around us.

“We prefer to give children an appreciation of the natural wonders surrounding them, not a fear of everlasting other-worldly horrors.”

The flyer prompted a response from district leadership, who emphatically assured parents that “No teachers from Jane Addams, or any other district teacher, is involved” and “Flyers were not distributed to all students,” according to a letter from Rachel Savage, Moline-Coal Valley Schools Superintendent, to district families.

She said that the space rental was “not generated by the district and is not affiliated with Jane Addams or the district.”

A district parent had reached out to the Satanic Temple’s after school club, and told the group that the elementary school already offered a “child evangelism fellowship club” and wanted to bring their program to the school “to offer parents a choice of different viewpoints,” the superintendent said.

Thirty flyers were sent to the school from the Satanic Temple and were placed in the school lobbies, as are all flyers for organizations and events at the school that are “religious in nature.”

She further noted that the board of education permits community usage of its facilities, and approves several agreements with local churches.

“To illegally deny their organization (viewpoint) to pay to rent our publicly funded institution, after school hours, subjects the district to a discrimination lawsuit, which we will not win, likely taking thousands upon thousands of tax-payer dollars away from our teachers, staff, and classrooms,” Savage wrote.

The Satanic Temple says it views Satan as a “mythical figure representing individual freedom,” according to its website.

“Satanists should actively work to hone critical thinking and exercise reasonable agnosticism in all things,” the temple says. “Our beliefs must be malleable to the best current scientific understandings of the material world — never the reverse.”

WQAD News 8 published January 12, 2022:Here's why the Moline-Coal Valley School District is required to allow the 'After School Satan Club'. The district is facing controversy after a flyer inviting students to "After School Satan Club" began making the rounds on social media earlier this week.

written Darby Sparks
Thursday January 13, 2022

MOLINE, Illinois (KWQC) - Permission slips popped up earlier this week in the lobby of Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline that appeared to invite students to join something called the “After School Satan Club.”

It turned out to be a real offer to join a real club. TV6 Investigates spoke with its organizers and found it is a nationwide club, founded by members of the Satanic Temple, who offer it to schools that have after school clubs offered by religious organizations such as the Child Evangelism Fellowship.

The After School Satan Club is intended to act as an alternative offer to religious after school programs, especially to kids who may not be able to go home straight after school.

“If you’re going to open the public forum up to one religion, you open it up to all of them,” said Lucien Greaves, Co-Founder of the Satanic Temple.

The Good News Club, a program organized by the organization Child Evangelism Fellowship, is offered at Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline.

Programs such as the Good News Club and After School Satan Club bring up a centuries-old debate--the separation between church and state.

“There have been decades, generations of people trying to encroach religion into public schools and we simply can’t allow the government to pick and choose which religions are worthy of expression,” said Greaves.

Like most schools in the nation, Jane Addams Elementary School offers community-based programs to use its building after hours for a fee. The school is not legally allowed to limit programs wanting to use their facilities based on the organization’s viewpoint.

Hence programs like After School Satan Club and Good News Club can be unaffiliated with the school and still use its building.

Kevin Hahn, the Iowa State Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship, says the Good News Club is a way of forming better students and citizens by teaching them the gospel.

“We partner with other churches and individuals to go into schools--usually one day a week--and just have a fun time with elementary-age kids teaching bible lessons, playing games, and [memorizing] verses,” said Hahn.

The Good News Club was a subject of tension in the early 2000′s when a New York school called Milford Central argued that the program violated its “Community Use” policy by practicing worship in its building.

The case was taken to the Supreme Court, where judges ruled in 2001 that not allowing the club to organize at the school based on its religious point of view was unconstitutional. This, because the school is a public forum, or an institution where ideas are discussed, and restricting any program based on its ideas--or viewpoint--would go against Freedom of Speech.

However, by ruling the Good News Club to be allowed into schools, it opened the door for every religion, including the Satanic Temple--a legally recognized religion in the United States--to form its own program. This is at the heart of the After School Satan Club.

June Everett

Director, After School Satan Club

“It’s only in schools that have a current religious club being offered,” stated Julie Everett, the director of the After School Satan Club, “we’re not a religious indoctrination program, nor do we teach indoctrination or offer religious opinions.”

The ASSC states it will be self-led, with students choosing to read books, engage in coloring or socialize with their peers. They say that Satan will not be a topic of discussion.

In fact, leaders of the Satanic Temple say that Satan is more of a symbol, or a metaphor, that they use, and not an actual deity they worship.
This is the ruse. They say they don't worship a deity. However, the do worship Satan, they chant, "hail Satan". And they have been fighting the abortion laws in Texas claiming it's stopping them from sacrificing the child in an abortion ritual to Moloch who is a Satanic deity. They worship Baphomet, a hermaphrodite goat-headed Satanic deity. For those of you who don't know, a hermaphrodite is a person or animal having BOTH male and female sex organs as a natural birth condition. And furthermore, they display and wear an upside cross the sign of anti-Christ. I added the Bob Larson exorcist video below to the news article I shared to emphasize that Baphomet is a Satanic deity. (emphasis mine)
BOB LARSON VS. BAPHOMET: An evil ancestor, 27 generations ago in Sarah’s bloodline, performed a human sacrifice to the demon god Baphomet. The demon hideously manifests, speaking in a strange, demonic language. Exorcist Bob Larson speaks to the ancestor name Peter, to turn him from Satan to God. But lurking behind Baphomet is an evil serpent!
Satanic ritual at Satanic Temple with an upside cross at the altar.
(I added the picture above)

When asked what the intended outcome was for the After School Satan Club, Greaves replied, “seeing how our curriculum works to help enrich the educational outcomes of the kids in the school district.”

It is the same as what Good News Club says it intends. The two organizations agree on absolutely nothing else but one thing: if the space is open, it must be shared.

When asked if Child Evangelism Fellowship was open to the After School Satan program equally sharing the space at Jane Addams Elementary School, he said “sure, this is America. Everyone has freedom of speech. The Supreme Court ruled [that] all groups have equal access to schools.”

The fine line between church and state is still being drawn, as school such as Jane Addams Elementary lawfully have no say in allowing both religions to come onto its grounds.

A new statement in response to the After School Satan Club was given Wednesday by Moline School District Superintendent Dr. Rachel Savage, stating:

“I wanted to take a moment and share some additional information regarding the after school club you may have heard about. I know there are many mounting concerns and questions. I hear you and I understand. Here are some details which may answer some of your questions: The facility rental for this after school activity was not generated by the district and not affiliated with Jane Addams or the district. It is nothing that involves or impacts the school day.

A parent from our district reached out to the national After School Satan Club, informing them that Jane Addams Elementary School, in Moline, offers a child evangelism fellowship club and asked that they bring their program to that school as well, to offer parents a choice of different viewpoints. No Teachers from Jane Addams, or any other district teacher, is involved.

Flyers were not distributed to all students. A total of 30 flyers were sent to Addams by the organization to be placed in the lobby. Flyers and promotional materials for facility rentals that are religious in nature, qualify for lobby display only. The flyers were on a table in the lobby and that is what some students picked up. Board of Education policy allows for community use of our facilities. The district approves many facility use agreements with local churches.

Since we have allowed religious entities to rent our facilities after school hours, we are not permitted to discriminate against different religious viewpoints. To illegally deny their organization (viewpoint) to pay to rent our publicly funded institution, after school hours, subjects the district to a discrimination lawsuit, which we will not win, likely taking thousands upon thousands of tax-payer dollars away from our teachers, staff, and classrooms. Parents can choose which after school facility rental activities in which they wish their kids to participate and must sign a permission slip. This includes the Good News Christian Club, Boys and Girl Scouts, and so on. This means any student choosing to partake in this activity would need parent permission.”

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ THIS WAS 2014 ๐Ÿ‘‡
RT published October 5, 2014: Teaching Satanism in schools sounds like the stuff of horror movies. But a US court ruling on religious freedoms, has enabled devil worshippers in Florida to hand out educational material about their beliefs - to kids at state schools. Marina Portnaya reports.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ THIS WAS 2016 ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ
The News Tribune published December 14, 2022: Satan club controversy at Pt Defiance Elementary in Tacoma, Washington. By law, the Tacoma Public Schools is obligated to allow the a Satanic Temple to offer a kids after school program at Point Defiance Elementary School. Some others aren't happy about it.
A woman interviewed from the Seattle Satanic Temple said, "Satan to us is a liberator, a lightener, bringer of knowledge, he represents individuality, and freedom, and free thought."
wwwMOXNEWScom published September 28, 2016: After School SATAN CLUB Approved For Oregon Elementary School.

๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‡ THIS WAS 2015 ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿšจ
MLive published December 20, 2015: Satanic Temple's first performance of their Ekphrasis ceremony outside the State Capitol The Satanic Temple of Detroit claims they're first to perform their ritual outside the State Capitol aside their 'Snaketivity' display during the holiday season.


I typed a transcript of the video above:

Hail comrades. Hail sisters and brothers and hail Satan. (crowd chants hail Satan). We are gathered here to celebrate the spirit of humanity in a dawn of a new American era. In a season when many commemorate the birth of Christ, we commemorate our own genesis the enlightenment of all humanity, a revelation of our nature as written in the annals of history, a gift from Lucifer, the lightbringer, the morning star, and the rebel. We are Satanists. We engender moral, spiritual, and sexual freedom, personal indepedence, and insist upon personal choice in all things. We care for the significance of the individual spirits and personal moral responsibility. If you stand here today and embrace your nature of free thinking, self governed, and godless. You too are a Satanist. In the eyes of many in your own community, including those who represent you in your governments. We are also Americans. A nation born of men and women seeking asylum from a majority religious group that controlled political power and punished those who opposed them. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, "Our civil rights have no depedence on our religious opinion any more than the opinion in physics or geometry. (applause from the audience) 
 Merriam-Webster defines godless as not acknowledging a deity or DIVINE LAW.
UPDATE 1/16/22 at 8:24am: Added info below.
KARK 4 News published April 26, 2022: "Hail Satan?" The group "The Satanic Temple" unveiled a statue of Baphomet outside the State Capitol as a protest against another religious statue, and the event is part of a documentary about the group.
Notice the two little children at the feet of and looking up in adoration at the statue of Baphomet, the hermaphrodite goat-headed Satanic deity they worship. They want your children. (emphasis mine)

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